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Friday Baby Storytime 9/02/2011

on September 2, 2011
This weekly meme is an attempt to improve my reader’s advisory skills as well as highlight the great literature out there for kids, and their uses for library story times.
80 people today instead of the 95 last week. It is a holiday weekend afterall. I’m glad the parents are so responsive to the storytime and make the trips to the library each Friday just to see me dance and sing like a goofball. The kids were wonderfully behaved with only a couple criers. Storytime ended a little earlier than I would have liked, but I ran out of prepared songs and books.
 
 
This was today’s routine:
ABC Song
Clap, roll, rub hands (slow then quickly)
Open/Shut Them
If You’d Like to Read A Book – Clap Your Hands
 
Book 1: Ten Tiny Babies by Karen Katz
Ten tiny babies
This is a great counting book, with quick and repetitive verses that make it ideal for baby storytimes. I only wish the book was larger in size so that everyone in the room could see the pictures. I love that the 10 children are multicultural.
Songs
One, Two
This is big, big, big (2x)
Roly Poly (2x)
Itsy Bitsy Spider (2x)
If You’d Like to Read a Book – Clap Your Hands
 
Book 2: Quick As a Cricket by Audrey Wood
Quick as a cricket
Another great baby book. I remember reading this book in 3rd grade when my class started to learn grammar tools like metaphors and similes. I use Audrey Wood in almost every storytime it seems. I love her work.
Songs
Little Bird
Head, Shoulders, knees and toes
Ten Little Peas in a Pea Pod Pressed
Hickory Dickory Dock
If You’d Like to Read a Book – Clap Your Hands

Book 3: If You’re Hoppy and You Know it by April Pulley Sayre

If you're hoppy
This is a great twist on the If You’re Happy & You Know It song. I’ve used it before with great success, and today was no exception. It actually mysteriously disappeared from the table after all the parents and kids came up to give me their high-5s.
 
Closing Song
Jack & Jill
Fee, Fi Fo, Fum
If you’re happy and you know it
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